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Table 1 Characteristics of networks participating in the International Network for Evaluating Outcomes of Neonates (iNeo)

From: The International Network for Evaluating Outcomes of very low birth weight, very preterm neonates (iNeo): a protocol for collaborative comparisons of international health services for quality improvement in neonatal care

Network Australia and New Zealand Neonatal Network Canadian Neonatal Network Israeli Neonatal Network Neonatal Research Network Japan Spanish Neonatal Network Swedish Neonatal Quality Register Swiss Neonatal Network & Follow-Up Group UK Neonatal Collaborative
Country Australia and New Zealand Canada Israel Japan Spain Sweden Switzerland UK (England)
Level III NICUs in the country 23 + 6 30 23 93 n/a 7 9 45
Level III NICUs in the network 29 30 23 73 36 7 9 44
Number of inhabitants Australia: 23 million NZ: 4.4 million 34 million 7.9 million 126 million 47 million 9.5 million 8 million 52 million
Number of births/year Australia: 300,000 NZ: 60,000 380,863 166,000 1,071,304 497,023 110,000 80,000 687,000
Number of eligible NICU admissions/year (<32 wks gestation/<1500 g) 3,500 2,700 1,500 3,700 2,600 900 800 7,700